Monday, 21 September 2009

Cafe church

Cafe church is back!

St arbuck's Sundays start this coming Sunday - 27 september - at 3:30. We meet at Starbucks in the Market Square, Bromley

We'll be thinking about celebrity and who we follow. The programme will last 45 to 50 minutes and involve a quiz, a couple of short thoughts and plenty of opportunity for discussion

Bring a friend, grab a beverage and a snack and come and join us upstairs at Starbucks in the Market Square, Bromley.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

LBA Leadership Training Day

7th November 2009

All Nations Baptist Church,
Clapham Park
Bonneville Christian Centre
12 Poynders Road

This is a day for all people with any role within the life of the church. There will be workshops for treasurers, deacons, secretaries and pastors and seminars covering “The leader as Disciple”, “Missional Leadership”, “Decision Making” and “Maintaining Spiritual Journeys”. There will also be an evening celebration where the speaker will be Tony Mason.

The event will run from 11am – 7pm

Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Back To Church Sunday Prayer

Welcoming God, thank you for today.
Thank you for making us and loving us.
Thank you for inviting us to know you.
Help us to invite (Your friend's name here) to come to church so they can know you too.
Please bless Back to Church Sunday and bless everyone in our church.
Help us all to know you better.
We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen

"Even if one person came, (and more did), it was good news! " St John the Evangelist - Bexley

This comes from the website where your can find more info...

Monday, 27 July 2009

Back To Church Sunday

On September 27th 2009 half a million people will be inviting someone special back to church with them.

This is an excellent opportunity to invite a friend, neighbour, work colleague or just about anyone to come to church. They may be someone who has just slowly drifted out of church or they may be on the fringe and possible considering it. Your invite may be just the encouragement to get them through the door.

The London 2012 Olympics - PRAYER WALK

More Than Gold (MTG) is the lead organisation for the official Church response to the London 2012 Olympics. MTG held an engagement conference at Wembley Stadium on Thursday 16th July and hoped to engage and envision key stakeholders to be proactive in preparing for the opportunities the Olympics offers to Churches.

The LBA Mission strategy Forum (MSF) hosted a reception for eastern District ministers at Custom House Baptist Church to discuss a baptist response to the Olympics. A brief summary of that reception will be circulated shortly along with PowerPoint presentations. At the end of the reception we explored what might possible be the 'way ahead' for Baptist Churches? One suggestion was a prayer walk From Victoria Park Baptist Church to the Olympic site and then on to Woodgrange Baptist Church for a meal and fellowship. This will take place at 10:00am on MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER.

For more information visit here.

LBA Announcements - THE GATHERING

10 October 2009

The Gathering seeks to encourage people to discover the richness of multiculturalism and fresh expressions of mission, leadership and worship. Our hope is that people will leave with a new perspective on church, key resources to connect with their community and will have made good connections with a range of people from different cultures.

This year's The Gathering event will aim to capture the worship and styles of the Indian subcontinent with the theme 'How is Jesus revealed in your culture?'. The Gathering event will be very informative and educative for leaders who are wanting to learn more about Asian culture and spiritualities so as to equip Christians to share the gospel with their local Asian community.

Everyone is welcome to The Gathering and will find the exploration into another culture enriching for their own.

· Date of the event: Saturday 10 October 09

· Place: Edmonton Baptist church, The Green, Monmouth Road, Edmonton, N9 0LS

· Time: Doors open at 10.30am

· Cost: £15 [£12.50 if you book before 31 July]

For more information or to book a place contact Deborah

Friday, 24 July 2009

Sylvena's a movie star!

There is now a video taken at the LCM 'Fun with a purpose' book launch here with our very own Sylvena playing the starring role!!!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Fun With A Purpose

Sylvena's book has been published!!

There's lots more information here on the London City Mission website where you can also order the book. If you're a Thursday Leisure Club regular you are probably in it...

Here is a taster of what they say:

"This brand new LCM publication by recently retired missionary Sylvena Farrant was developed as a result of her appointment to work with older people in a nursing home in the Bromley area. She found there were very few things available to the elderly and disabled to aid them as they journeyed through this most difficult time of their lives."

I especially like this bit:

"Sylvena’s work in this area has been thought by some to be ground-breaking..."

Excellent stuff!!

St Arbucks Thursday cancelled

St Arbucks, Thursday on July 2nd has had to be cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we'll let you know future dates as soon as we have them...

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Church Allotment - can you help?

The church allotment is going to be cleared on Saturday and there are certain items that have been requested that you might have about your person that are needed...

Do you have...

  • 2L plastic drink bottles which will make cloches
  • any spare wood e.g. from pallets to make raised beds
  • any plants that will be ready for planting out in two weeks time
  • any spare gardening eqiupment e.g. trowels, spades and the like?

If you do please can you contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Church Allotment

Exciting news!

We have been allocated a plot at Ravensbourne Road Allotments. Work on clearing it has begun and if you would like to help in further activities, planting, tending etc. please contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sri Lanka

Simon will be returning to Sri Lanka in July to teach at the Lanka Bible College and be involved in ministry in a number of Baptist churches on the island.

Prayer information on the trip is available.